Fromin's Matzo Ball Soup
Was out running some errands and decided to stop in at Fromin's for some Matzo Ball Soup. Took it back to the office to eat. The Matzo ball is fine, but I swear there was ONE piece of chicken and 3 carrots. What a joke.
I had Kreplach Soup at Solley's in Sherman Oaks this week.
Excellent dumplings filled with well spiced beef, good thick dough. Broth was rich and tasty, with lots of noodles and chicken plus carrot pieces.
Of course, it was about $9, but complaining about that just makes you sound old.
Traditional matzo ball soup does not have any pieces of chicken in it - and usually only one or two pieces of carrot, in my experience.
In my opinion as a devotee of jewish delis, if your idea of a good bowl of chicken soup is one with a little fragment of chicken and a couple of little pieces of carrot, you've probably never had chicken soup at any of the great jewish delis that set the standard. The soup as described by the OP would have been sent back at any first class deli by any regular customer. A good deli waitress wouldn't even try to bring a bowl like that to the table -- Jewish delis aren't about serving as little as possible, they're about serving as much as possible - usually too much.
Fromins, in my opinion, has decent chicken soup, but it's not one of the better local delis.